Definitions for thirdθɜrd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
next after the second; being the ordinal number for three.
being one of three equal parts.
pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed is next greater than that of second gear.
graded or ranked one level below the second:
(n.)a third part, esp. of one (?).
the third member of a series.
a person or thing next after second in rank or precedence.
a musical interval encompassing three diatonic degrees. a tone at this interval. the harmonic combination of two tones a third apart.
Category: Music and Dance
Usu., thirds. a product or goods below second quality.
(adv.)in the third place; thirdly.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of third:
bef. 900; ME thirde, OE (north) thirda, var. of thridda, c. OFris thredda, OS thriddio, OHG dritt(i)o, ON thrithi, Go thridja. See three
one-third, third, tierce(noun)
one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
"it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement"
third base, third(noun)
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
"he is playing third"
following the second position in an ordering or series
"a distant third"; "he answered the first question willingly, the second reluctantly, and the third with resentment"
the musical interval between one note and another three notes away from it
"a simple harmony written in major thirds"
third gear, third(noun)
the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
"you shouldn't try to start in third gear"
third base, third(adj)
the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
"he was cut down on a close play at third"
third, 3rd, tertiary(adverb)
coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
in the third place
"third we must consider unemployment"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
in the number 3 position
That's the third time they've called.; He was third in line.
one of three equal parts
a circular chart divided into thirds
The person or thing in the third position.
Jones came in third.
One of three equal parts of a whole.
He ate a third of the pie. Divided by two-thirds.
The third gear of an engine.
Now put it into third.
An interval consisting of the first and third notes in a scale.
They sing in thirds.
The play ended with Jones standing on third.
One sixtieth of a second, i.e., the third in a series of fractional parts in a sexagesimal number system. Also formerly known as a tierce.
To agree with a proposition or statement after it has already been seconded.
To divide into three equal parts.
next after the second; coming after two others; -- the ordinal of three; as, the third hour in the day
constituting or being one of three equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the third part of a day
the quotient of a unit divided by three; one of three equal parts into which anything is divided
the sixtieth part of a second of time
the third tone of the scale; the mediant
the third part of the estate of a deceased husband, which, by some local laws, the widow is entitled to enjoy during her life
Translations for third
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
one of three equal parts.
- terçoPortuguese (BR)
- das DrittelGerman
- یک سومFarsi
- satu pertigaMalay
- третья частьRussian
- üçte biri; 1/3Turkish
- 三分之一Chinese (Trad.)
- третина, третя частинаUkrainian
- تيسرا حصہ، تہائيUrdu
- một phần baVietnamese
- 三分之一Chinese (Simp.)
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